For most improvements that you’ll make to your home, you have a clear idea about the benefits you’ll experience. For example, upgrading the insulation makes your home more comfortable and lowers your heating and cooling costs. You can gain this same benefit by replacing the HVAC system. One improvement you might not have thought to invest in is gutter replacement, but there are several reasons why you should consider this.
First of all, if your gutters are in disrepair to the point where it would make little sense to keep paying for repairs, gutter replacement is necessary because bad gutters can be worse for your home than having none at all. Without gutters, the rain runs off the roof and up against your home, potentially resulting in foundation damage and water damage inside. With bad gutters, this can still happen, but it can also mean water is being pushed up under the roofing materials and into the attic and exterior walls. In addition, there could be more damage going on than you realize, including making an access point for wildlife to get into your home.
Another reason to invest in gutter replacement is to make your home look nicer. Curb appeal is important for the value of your home. If potential buyers see gutters that are coming off the house, leaking, or are severely clogged, they assume other home maintenance was also neglected and they are unlikely to put an offer in. If they do place an offer, it will likely be well below what you could have gotten with a well-maintained home.
If you would like to get a quote for gutter replacement at your home in the Wilmington, North Carolina area, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Batson’s Gutter Systems. We will inspect your home’s gutters and let you know whether repair or replacement is the right course of action for your situation. Call today to learn more.